Grateful Dead Hour no. 1361

October 19th, 2014

Week of October 20, 2014

Part 1 31:45
Grateful Dead 9/20/82 Madison Square Garden, New York City
SHAKEDOWN STREET->
MINGLEWOOD
CANDYMAN->
EL PASO

Part 2 24:15
Grateful Dead, Spring 1990 (The Other One) (3/18/90)
IKO IKO
JUST A LITTLE LIGHT

Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol. 5 (12/31/75)
THEY LOVE EACH OTHER

I wrote the liner notes for the new GarciaLive release, 12/31/75 at the Keystone Berkeley. Very interesting show – Nicky Hopkins‘ last with the JGB. Greg Errico was the drummer on this gig, because Ron Tutt was with his other boss: Elvis Presley. Mickey Hart sat in on percussion; Matthew Kelley (Bob Weir’s Kingfish bandmate) played harmonica for most of the night and added a third guitar on one number late in the evening; and Bob Weir was on board for the second set.

Hopkins was a great musician. I highly recommend Julian Dawson‘s excellent biography, And On Piano… Nicky Hopkins. His health and substance problems made it impossible for the JGB to keep him on board – a damn shame in my opinion, because he and Garcia made beautiful music together. The two-CD set Let it Rock, recorded a few weeks earlier at the Keystone Berkeley, is a must-have for anyone who loves Garcia’s music.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, a venue that hosted several 1970s rock bands like Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, and Traffic. Phil Lesh and Friends will perform with both old and new friends for five consecutive weekends starting October 31. With a focus on community and a taste for musical exploration, the venue’s nightclub Garcia’s hosts local and national bands weekly. On October 23, Grateful Dead tribute band Terrapin performs. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The Jerry Garcia Family and Round Records, announcing GarciaLive volume 5, the Jerry Garcia Band with the legendary Nicky Hopkins on piano and special guests including Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, recorded live at the Keystone Berkeley on New Year’s Eve 1975. You can pre-order your copy at jerrygarcia.com

Dead to the World 10/15/14

October 15th, 2014

Fund drive! Please donate online at kpfa.org or call 510-848-5732 or 1-800-439-5732. For a $75 pledge, we’ll send you a copy of Wake Up to Find Out; for $60, a KPFA t-shirt!

Playing the Band->
Hully Gully
– Grateful Dead 10/16/81 Melkweg, Amsterdam

Iko Iko – Grateful Dead, Spring 1990 (The Other One) (3/18/90)

Brokedown Palace – Grateful Dead, Dozin’ at the Knick
Home Cookin’ – The Band, A Musical History
Last Getaway – The Radiators, Live at the Great American Music Hall
River Jordan – Mike Farris, Shine for All the People

Dose Hermanos live in the KPFA Performance Studio

Two new jams by The Known Unknown

October 12th, 2014

The improvisational ensemble that began when Phil Savell and I jammed at a holiday party last December has been developing nicely. We now have a name – The Known Unknown (web site and all that are coming soon) – and a stable quartet at the core: Phil Savell and David Gans on guitars, Zach Partain on bass, and Neil Hampton on percussion. We have played with a number of keyboardists, each of whom has added a unique flavor to our musical discourse.

These two pieces are just the four of us:

  • From 10/8/14 at Second Act on Haight Street in San Francisco, a jam that passed through a deconstruction of a theme from “Playing in the Band”: “Band in the Playing
  • First set of a sweet outdoor session at Roberta Weir’s reception at the Underground Gallery in San Rafael 10/10/14: Set 1
  • Grateful Dead Hour no. 1360

    October 12th, 2014

    Week of October 13, 2014

    Part 1 34:52
    Grateful Dead 3/28/69 Student Center, Modesto Junior College
    DEATH DON’T HAVE NO MERCY
    TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT

    Part 2 20:57
    Grateful Dead, Wake Up to Find Out (3/29/90)
    DARK STAR

    Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. One half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel, Art Garfunkel, will perform on October 25. Brooklyn-based electronic jamband MUN will perform at the venue’s nightclub Garcia’s on October 16. Featuring live music, a state-of-the-art sound system, and numerous craft beers on tap, the venue’s nightclub Garcia’s is open several nights a week. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.?

    Steve Silberman’s review of The Known Unknown

    October 9th, 2014

    We are playing TONIGHT (Thu 10/9) at The Monkey House in Berkeley!

    Guest blogger on “Dead for a Day”

    October 6th, 2014

    I was invited to post on Dead for a Year about a favorite piece of Grateful Dead music, and I chose to write about the big second-set jam of 5/19/74. Visit Dead for a Year and check it out!

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1359

    October 5th, 2014

    Week of October 6, 2014

    Part 1 24:38
    Grateful Dead 3/28/69 Student Center, Modesto Junior College
    DARK STAR

    Part 2 30:13
    Grateful Dead 3/28/69 Student Center, Modesto Junior College
    ST. STEPHEN->
    THE ELEVEN

    Mickey Hart, Rolling Thunder
    THE MAIN TEN (PLAYING IN THE BAND)

    Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The String Cheese Incident will play a two-night stand on November 11 and 12 at The Cap. Live music and dancing takes place regularly at the venue’s nightclub Garcia’s, a tribute to the late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia. Grateful Dead and classic rock tribute Stella Blue’s Band, will play Garcia’s DeadCenter on October 1, 8, and 15. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

    Dead to the World 10/1/14

    October 1st, 2014

    Fund drive! Please donate online at kpfa.org or call 510-848-5732 or 1-800-439-5732. For a $75 pledge, we’ll send you a copy of Wake Up to Find Out; for $60, a KPFA t-shirt!

    Turn On Your Love Light – Grateful Dead, Wake Up to Find Out (3/29/90)
    Jefferson ArmyThe Mother Hips 1/9/13 KPFA Performance Studio
    Estimated Prophet – Grateful Dead, Wake Up to Find Out (3/29/90)
    Me and My UncleFront Country 1/29/14 KPFA Performance Studio

    Black Peter->
    Around and Around->
    Johnny B. Goode
    Grateful Dead 12/3/81 Dane County Coliseum, Madison WI

    Beat It on Down the LineThe Littlest Birds 6/18/14 KPFA Performance Studio
    Throwing Stones – Grateful Dead, Wake Up to Find Out (3/29/90)
    Dark Star – Grateful Dead 3/28/69 Modesto Jr College
    Carolina PeachCalifornia Honeydrops, Like You Mean It

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1358

    September 28th, 2014

    Week of September 29, 2014

    Part 1 39:19
    Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings (4/26/72)
    THE OTHER ONE
    Interview: Phil Lesh and Bob Weir

    Part 2 16:27
    Interview: Phil Lesh and Bob Weir
    Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings (5/18/72)
    TRUCKIN’

    Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, a iconic venue that hosted Grateful Dead 18 times in 1970 and ’71. Phil Lesh & Friends keep the spirit of Grateful Dead alive when the band plays five consecutive weekends at The Cap starting October 31. Live music is featured six nights a week at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1357

    September 21st, 2014

    Week of September 22, 2014

    Part 1 25:54
    Jerry Garcia Band, Let It Rock
    EDWARD, THE MAD SHIRT GRINDER
    Interview: Bob Weir and Phil Lesh

    Part 2 29:39
    Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings (4/26/72)
    TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT->
    GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD FEELIN’ BAD

    The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part this week by:

    Bohemian Ghosts, Dewey Paul Moffitt’s rollicking psychedelic memoir of a musician and promoter who began his career working for Bill Graham. Candid stories of your favorite jam bands from the Dead to the Allman Brothers, Blues Traveler, Widespread Panic and more. Bohemian Ghosts, available from Amazon and at bohemianbook.com.

    The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, a venue that hosted Grateful Dead 18 times in 1970 and 71. Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle hit The Cap stage on September 26.? On September 27, The Cap goes retro with Turn Back The Cap: 1990s featuring The Bayside Tigers and special guests Mr. Belding from “Saved By The Bell,” Freedom Williams of C+C Music Factory, and DJ Suga Ray. Live music is featured six nights a week at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.